2023-2024 College Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Advanced Agriculture Certificate

This two-semester program will train graduates for entry-level positions in the agriculture sector represented in the agriculture career cluster pathway with coursework leading into degree options to offer career advancement in the agriculture industry. Students will have flexibility to choose agriculture electives in their desired career field. Positions could include: Production Workers, Farmhands, Sales Representatives, Animal Caretakers, Landscaping and Lawn Servicers, Nursery and Greenhouse Workers, and Customer Service Representatives.

Advanced Agriculture Certificate Program Goals

  • Explore career opportunities in the agriculture career cluster pathway
  • Understand basic concepts of animal science, plant science, soil science, horticulture, agribusiness management, agricultural mechanics, and agricultural resources
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced technical and mathematical skills commonly utilized in entry-level agricultural positions
  • Develop basic employability and soft skills including accountability, work ethic, communication, conflict resolution, and customer service
  • Demonstrate workplace skills through an agriculture internship experience

Admission to the Program: Open

First-Time Enrollees

  1. Complete an application for admission and, if desired, apply for financial aid.
  2. Send an official high school transcript or GED score report to the Admissions and Records Office.
  3. Complete the placement exam.
  4. Meet with an advisor/counselor to select classes and complete the registration process.

Department of Career & Technical Education

2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
Galesburg, IL 61401

For Additional Information Contact:

The Welcome Center
Phone: 309.345.3500

For Graduation Requirements:

See the graduation policies and procedures page for details   

Certificate Requirements


Ellen Burns
Dean of Career and Technical Education